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Social and Behavioural Sciences Teaching in Medicine: Current state of the art and future directions

Starts: 6 July 2012

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Friday 6 July 2012. Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University School of Social Sciences

 

Keynote Speakers

Prof Jim McKillop (Muirhead Professor of Medicine and Deputy Executive Dean at the University of Glasgow and member of the General Medical Council)

Dr Christine Bundy (Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology/Psychological Medicine, University of Manchester)

Prof Graham Scambler (Professor of Medical Sociology, Research Dept of Infection & Population Health, UCL)


Conference Information

Conference: Social and Behavioural Sciences Teaching in Medicine: Current state of the art and future directions

Location/Date: Cardiff University School of Social Sciences, 06 July 2012

Key Theme: The relevance of the social and behavioural sciences to the clinical context

 ‘What this day is about’

  • Sharing experiences
  • Meeting people
  • Seeing what other people are doing
  • Thinking about our practice

Objectives of Meeting:

  • BeSST in Medicine is engaged in developing and researching teaching & learning practice for medical practitioners. 
  • The 2012 national conference is intended to bring together a wide range of academics with an interest in Social Sciences and Behavioural Sciences in Medicine to provide a forum for research and innovation in Social and Behavioural Sciences Teaching in Medicine. The aims of the conference will be to:
  1. debate the role and direction of the Social Sciences in Medicine curriculum in response to the GMC Learning Outcomes for Social Sciences (Tomorrow Doctors 2009) and to further develop a network for colleagues (Social Science Stream). The goal will be to focus on changes in the NHS and the education of medical students.
  2.  debate the role and direction of Behavioural Sciences in Medicine in response to the GMC Learning Outcomes for Psychology (Tomorrow Doctors 2009) and to further develop a network for colleagues (Psychology Stream). The goal will be to discuss future directions and responses following the publication of the core curriculum for Psychology in undergraduate medical education. 

The conference will disseminate its discussions; presenting findings to colleagues and managers in medical education.

 

PROGRAMME

The programme for the day is available here.

For further details on the sessions please see the Abstract Booklet.


Registration NOW OPEN

Registration for the conference is now open. Please click on this link for the booking form. Conference fee is £50.

CPD Approved

This conference has been approved by the Federation of the Royal College of Physicians United Kingdom for CPD credits.

Accommodation

Accommodation is not included in the conference fee.   Accommodation over the summer period is available in Cardiff University Halls of Residence for both students and private individuals.  Full details can be found on the following links:

Other accommodation close to the School of Social Sciences:

• Travel Lodge Cardiff Central Queen Street
• Travel Lodge Cardiff Central Travelodge, Castle Street, Cardiff
• Premier Inn (0871 5278196), Churchill Way, Cardiff
• Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre  - 0871 9429240;
• Lincoln House Hotel, 118 -120 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, Wales CF11 9LQ, 029 2039 5558
• Gwesty Elgano Hotel, 58 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9LL.  Email: elgan@elgano.co.uk, 02920 344060
• Beaufort House, 65 Cathedral Rd, Cardiff, South Glamorgan  - 029 2023 7003
• The Regan Hotel, 81 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF11 9PG 029 2038 3660

Getting to Cardiff School of Social Sciences

Details on how best to get to the School of Social Sciences can be found here.

This event is sponsored by the Higher Education Academy and the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Study Group.

British Sociological Association and HEA Health Sciences

 

Other information

Open To: Staff and Students

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